This text explores numerous ways in which the arts-visual, literary, and performing-can be integrated across the curriculum. Arts and Learning, 4/ereflects contemporary theory and practice and promotes ideas and skills that tap children's propensity for creativity and critical thinking. A must for any current or future K-8 teacher.
Merryl Goldberg is a Professor of Visual and Performing Arts at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) where she teaches courses on Arts & Learning, and Music and where she is founder and director of Center ARTES, a center dedicated to restoring arts to education through working with the San Diego County Office of Education, arts partners, parents, and teachers. She has numerous publications including books, articles, chapters, editorials, and blogs. She is the recipient of numerous grants including a Federal Department of Education Innovation grant, a joint Spencer and John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur grant, Fulbright-Hays Foundation grants, and California Arts Council grants relating to her work with arts in the schools. Prior to entering academia, she recorded numerous CDs and was on the road for 13 years playing the saxophone with the Klezmer Conservatory Band.
Chapter 1: Art Integration: A Methodology for Learning
Chapter 2: What Does It Mean to Be a Learner? Intellectual Development Revisited
Chapter 3: Piaget, Imitation, and the Blues: Reflections on Imagination and Creativity
Chapter 4: Communication, Expression, and Experience: Literacy and the Arts
Chapter 5: The Voices of Humanity: History, Social Studies, Geography, and the Arts
Chapter 6: The Wonder of Discovery: Science and the Arts
Chapter 7: Puzzles of the Mind and Soul: Mathematics and the Arts
Chapter 8: Setting the Stage for a Turn of Events: Subject Matter Informs the Arts
Chapter 9: Seeing a Different Picture: Assessment and the Arts
Chapter 10: A Lithograph in the Closet and an Accordion in the Garage: Connecting with the Arts and Artists in Your Community
Chapter 11: Beyond Walls: Mural Making and Critical Voices: Collaborative Art Projects